Claire's Holistic Treatments
So What does massage therapy do for you?
What kinds of massage do you use? Are oils or creams used?
- Relieves chronic tension and pain in muscles
- Improves circulation
- Increases flexibility in the joints
- Reduces mental and physical fatigue
- Helps to combat stress (partially by lowering cortisol (stress hormone) in the body, among other things)
What do I do at the first appointment?
- I use Sports massage, Aroma therapy massage, Reflexology
- Depending on the treatment I will usually use a massage cream or oil-sometimes both.
What do I wear for my massage?
- Come a few minutes early to fill out a short form and talk about any medical history questions you may have.
- Ask questions! If you have any concerns or are unclear about something, just ask.
- During your massage, tell me if the pressure is too much or somehow uncomfortable. (Or if it's just right!)
What do I do during a massage?
- For a full body massage, most people undress completely. Some choose to wear underwear. The main objective is to feel comfortable.
- You will always be fully draped, except for the area being worked on.
- I will leave you alone in the treatment room to undress and relax for a moment on the table before your massage begins.
Will it hurt? Will it tickle?
- Talk, sleep, drift in and out... whatever seems comfortable.
- Focus on your breathing-really concentrate on slowing down.
- Listen to the music.
- Nothing! You don't need to help. Your main objective is to relax!
How long is a massage?
- This is not a "no pain, no gain" situation. It doesn't have to hurt to be effective. If an area is uncomfortably sore or I am using too much or too little pressure, tell me.
- It probably won't tickle, because I will use a firm pressure. You can always tell me your really ticklish areas if you're concerned.
What do I do after the massage?
- An average massage is an hour to an hour and a half. This allows for a relaxing full-body massage, or for more in-depth work on particular areas.
- A half-hour is great for an introduction massage, and allows me to work on a concentrated area.
- One-and-a-half-hours is wonderful for a full body massage in addition to special attention to a problem area.
How will I feel after my massage?
- I will leave the room while you dress and give you some time to feel any differences you may sense in your newly relaxed body.
- Get up slowly! Massage often lowers blood pressure, so do not sit up or stand up quickly--you may feel dizzy otherwise.
- Drink a lot of water! I will have a glass of water for you after your massage to get you started. Especially for the 24-hour period after your massage, drink more water than normal.
- Generally, people feel very relaxed. After a period of moving 'slowly', people often experience an increase in energy.
I can offer relief for all of the following ailments - Please call me to see what the best course of action is likely to be. Sports injuries | stress | tension | fatigue | insomnia | headaches |migraine | sinusitis | elbow/knee pain | neck pain | pins and needles |stop smoking | cut down smoking | nail biting | exam nerves | weight loss | panic attacks | motivation | self confidence | pulled muscles | phobias | fear | sleep problems | panic attacks | tingling.....and many more.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage or Champissage as it’s known in India has always played an important part to Indian life, featuring in the earliest Ayurvedic texts which date back nearly 4000 years. Traditionally women used the ancient art with aromatic oils to keep their hair healthy and lustrous. It was practiced as part of every day life and would be an integral part of family grooming with children from the age of six being taught the sequence.
It was also normal custom to receive a Champissage at the barbers, everyone from the King down would have this during a visit.Narendra Mehta, an osteopath and masseur has pioneered the use of Indian Head Massage in this country.
Indian Head Massage relieves tiredness and tension, will leave you feeling refreshed and alert and is suitable for all ages. By stimulating the scalp circulation you relax the scalp relieving eyestrain and headaches, improve concentration, boost the immune system and create a general feeling of well being.
With massage to the back, shoulders and neck area any muscle tension and joint stiffness can also be relieved.
Reflexology is a specialised massage of the feet, in some cases the hands.
Reflexology is especially good for back, neck and headache complaints and is a valuable aid for those suffering from anxiety, infertility and insomnia. Also beneficial for digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immunity and menstrual problems.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding REFLXOLOGY
Here are of some typical questions I'm asked about reflexology treatments.
Does it tickle?
Light but firm pressure is applied to the feet and even ticklish people don't find it a problem.
Does it hurt?
There can be a small discomfort during treatment, though this is minimal.
I have a verruca. Can I still have treatment?
Many people have corns, verrucas, calluses, bunions and all manner of ailments on their feet. To a therapist, these can be vital signs. They don't prevent you from receiving treatment.
Can be helpful as an alternative or complement to conventional medical treatment. The concentrated essential oils I use to treat conditions are aromatic elements from plants. People have been treated with plant oils for thousands of years – records go back to the times of ancient Egypt, China and India.
How can aromatherapy help?
Aromatherapy is now used to treat a whole range of conditions and is believed to work on people both physically and psychologically. When you smell an essential oil, it triggers your limbic system – the part of the brain that controls emotions and memories – and relaxes you. When the essential oils are absorbed through the skin their properties act on the cause of the problem.
Just some of the conditions I have used toaromatherapy to treat :
- anxiety, stress or insomnia
- muscular aches and pains
- digestive problems
- menstrual or menopausal problems
DO YOU SUFFER WITH ANXIETY OR PANIC ATTACK SYMPTOMS?
Chest pain, Rapid heart beat, Fatigue, Short of breath, Migraines, Panic, sweating, Insomnia, Lightheaded, Irritable stomach, Dizzy spells, Depression, Social phobia, Living in fear, Mood swings, Agoraphobia, Social avoidance, Hopelessness, Feeling worthless
IT REALLY IS UNNECESSARY TO CONTINUE SUFFERING ...ANXIETY AND PANIC CAN BE ELIMINATED QUICKLY AND EASILY WITH A SHORT COURSE OF HYPNOTHERAPY!